DRM as the Next Betamax Scenario
“Sooner or later, it was bound to happen — a Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) management technology that, by design, often keeps you from consuming that content on devices that use other DRM technologies actually ends up keeping you from consuming content that’s protected by it as well.
“Talk about a trainwreck. Actually, in this case, we have two trainwrecks in one — trainwrecks that perfectly demonstrate how proprietary DRM technologies are going to turn the frictionless utopia we should be after into a friction-laden migraine headache.”
Between the Lines. DRM Technology Has Its First Two Major Trainwrecks. October 28, 2005.
Jessica Dye. Sun Shines On Open Source DRM Development. EContent. Nov. 1, 2005.
Between the Lines. Sun’s Schwartz Has Right DRM Idea, but Maybe Not the Power. Oct. 6, 2005.
Jay Lyman. Can Sun, or Anyone, Make DRM Better with Open Source? IT Manager’s Journal. Sept. 30, 2005.
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